Load the gallery images faster.
Join us in our fight to kill image loaders and spinners. They do nothing to improve the user experience.
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Magento 2 fast product images removes the loading image from product images.
The default Magento 2 behavior for product images is to load a spinner, and then load all the images in the fotorama gallery. This results in the spinner being up until the dom loads, and js can take over and replace it. It makes even the fastest Magento 2 site seem slow.
This module is quite simple in that it replaces the spinner with the first image in the gallery. So now, the page should simply show the image, and not make you feel like you are waiting for it to load. It has a few challanges in that the JS for fotorama is in the core, as well as there are many themes customizing the gallery template.
If you have changed to your Magento_Catalog/templates/product/view/gallery.phtml file then you surely will need to make some changes to this.
composer config repositories.magento2-fast-product-images git [email protected]:xumulus/magento2-fast-product-images.git composer require xumulus/magento2-fast-product-images:dev-master -n bin/magento module:enable Xumulus_FastGalleryLoad bin/magento setup:upgrade bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
Once installed, you will then need to enable the module Stores->Config->Xumulus->Fast Gallery Load
There are no admin settings; the module can be disabled if you would like to return to the default behavior.
If you are using a packaged theme, and it includes a ../Magento_Catalog/templates/product/view/gallery.phtml, it may require modification.
Much of these changes could be applied to your gallerty.phtm in your theme.
Were waiting a bit after this to determine next steps. Contact use at [email protected] with questions.
Release Notes: 7/01/2018 Intial builds, expermentation. We understand some of this module could be optimized and code moved to block code etc but have not done that in the intial release.